Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was based on the fairytale by the brothers Grimm.
While it was in production, the Hollywood movie industry mockingly referred to it as "Disney's Folly". Walt Disney had to mortgage his house to help finance it.
The film premiered on December 21st 1937. It was the first animated feature filmed in Technicolor.
We all know the seven dwarfs today as Grumpy, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Doc, but several other characters were once considered in their place, such as Awful, Biggy, Blabby, Dirty, Gabby, Gaspy, Gloomy, Hoppy, Hotsy, Jaunty, Jumpy, Nifty and Shifty.
The woman who provided the voice for Snow White was the daughter of Disney's casting director Guido Casselotti, Adriana (pictured).
In 1939 Snow White was recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field. Walt was given a special Academy Award consisting of one statuette and seven miniature statuettes.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was re-released multiple times in theaters, but only four times on home media: on VHS in 1994, as part of the Masterpiece Collection; on DVD in 2001, as part of the Platinum Collection; on Blu-ray in 2009, as part of the Diamond Collection; and on Blu-ray and Digital HD in 2016, as part of the Signature Collection.
The film is considered a veritable jewel in the world of animation, and continues to win over audiences with its enduring tale of love.
The American Film Institute has recognised its merits numerous times. The song "Someday my Prince will Come" was listed at #19 in "AFI's 100 Years, 100 Songs". The Evil Queen was listed at #10 in "AFI's 100 Heroes, 100 Villains", and the film itself was listed at #34 in "AFI's 100 years, 100 movies".
Currently, Disney is developing a live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (with new songs!), as well as a spin-off movie focusing on her sister, Rose Red.
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